Three-division champion and reigning WBO welterweight title holder Terence “Bud” Crawford will headline the inaugural Top Rank on ESPN pay-per-view broadcast against former world junior welterweight champion Amir “King” Khan Saturday, April 20th at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Crawford vs. Khan will be available via all major cable and satellite providers with a suggested retail price of $59.95 (SD) or $69.95 (HD). In other action on the pay-per-view broadcast: Lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez (12-0, 10 KOs) will face two-time European lightweight champion Edis Tatli (31-2, 10 KOs) in a twelve-round co-feature; Shakur Stevenson (10-0, 6 KOs), the 21-year-old featherweight who earned a silver medal for the United States at the 2016 Olympics, will face Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (24-1, 16 KOs) in a ten-rounder; and Puerto Rico's Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (24-1, 16 KOs) will fight former WBA interim titlist Bryan Vasquez (37-3, 20 KOs) in a ten-round lightweight duel.
Additional undercard bouts will air live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, beginning at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.
Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs), the fighting pride of Omaha, Nebraska, unified all four super lightweight titles in August 2017 and moved up to the welterweight division intent on doing the same. In June 2018, he won the WBO welterweight title with a dominant ninth-round stoppage over Manny Pacquiao conqueror Jeff “The Hornet” Horn. Four months later, in front of a packed hometown house at the CHI Health Center Omaha, he stopped bitter rival Jose Benavidez Jr. in the 12th round.
Khan (33-4, 20 KOs), who captured an Olympic silver medal in 2004 for Great Britain at the age of 17, has long been one of boxing’s most captivating performers. He won his first world title in 2009 and has victories over Marco Antonio Barrera, Zab Judah, Marcos Maidana, Paulie Malignaggi, Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander. He is undefeated as a welterweight and is once again attempting to prove his greatness against boxing’s best.
Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.MSG.com.